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What Would Adam Grant Do?

Business Advice from Industry Leaders

Jackie Schwabe, MBA, MCC
8 min readMar 16, 2024


In the dynamic world of business, transformative leadership and innovative organizational culture are more crucial than ever. Adam Grant, a leading voice in organizational psychology, offers refreshing insights into fostering creativity, collaboration, and resilience in the workplace. Through his compelling books, Grant provides actionable strategies that can revolutionize how we lead and operate in professional environments.

Here’s a closer look at some of his influential works and how they can aid in transforming your approach to leadership and organizational culture.

“Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success”

In “Give and Take,” Grant categorizes people into three types: givers, takers, and matchers. He compellingly argues that in a world where we often assume self-interest leads to success, givers — those who seek to help others without immediate personal gain — often emerge on top. This book encourages a shift from a self-centered approach to a more collaborative and generous mindset, fostering a culture of support and mutual growth within organizations.

“Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the…